Omaha Home Inspections by Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector

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My blog is packed full of home inspection related articles that are useful for homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, and real estate agents. I also post interesting inspection pics regularly as I run across something on my inspections that peak my interest. Enjoy!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
If there's ever a need for a home inspection, it's on new construction BEFORE the closing!  This poor homeowner hired us after he moved in because he didn't think things were done right.  Sadly, his gut feeling turned out to be 100% correct.  We ended up finding 24 floor trusses installed upside ...
12/15/2017
This older home in downtown Omaha, NE had an addition built on the back side of the home for a 2-car garage and a finished Family Room above.  The massive chimney didn't have a proper footing under it.  When it settled, it caused the entire addition to settle with it.There is almost a 3" drop acr...
12/12/2017
Every Home Inspector should find at least the major issues of every house.  When you have 2 different Home Inspectors inspecting the same property, at least the major issues that exist on that home should be found by both Home Inspection Companys.  Right?  At least that's a reasonable assumption....
12/07/2017
Look at the cockeyed front door.  Look at the window openings.  Look at the ridge line of the 2nd floor over the garage.The front door was a good clue.Then came the laser level readings of the first floor from left exterior wall to right:Then the laser level readings of the 2nd floor from left ex...
03/03/2017
A deck railing needs to withstand a 200 lb force exerted laterally against it.  The perfect installation of a wood deck will have 4x4 or larger guard posts bolted and blocked to the joists.  This makes them extremely sturdy.  You don't have to worry about 2 adults leaning against the railing and ...
03/01/2017
Hallowell International was founded in 2005 and went out of business in 2011.  They had a hot product called the Acadia which was an air source heat pump that could heat a house down to -32 degrees F!  Their claim to fame was that you didn't need to have a back up heat source if you installed the...
02/28/2017
Now and again I show up at an inspection and find an old furnace and wonder why it wasn't replaced at least a decade ago!  I think to myself how insane it is for a Mom or Dad to put their entire family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and for what?...to save a few bucks by leaving the furnace...
02/24/2017
Ventless fireplaces have no flue.  Whatever flue gases they produce dump directly into your living room, family room, or wherever you have it located.  Along with the flue gases, ventless systems produce moisture in the burning process.  So as you're sitting there getting warmed by your nice look...
02/22/2017
Direct vent fireplace are the ones that have the glass front that doesn't open.  They are supposed to be a sealed chamber that shouldn't allow flue gases to enter the home.  The direct vent flue pipe has an inner pipe that exhausts the flue gases to the exterior and an outer pipe that draws combu...
01/15/2017
Some home inspections push our buttons. If you're a homeowner trying to sell your house or a Listing Agent giving your Seller advice on how to get ready for a home inspection, then here's a quick To-Do list for ya:1. Put your dog in a kennel or have it stay at someone else's house during the insp...
01/11/2017
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Greg Wayman

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My blog is packed full of home inspection related articles that are useful for homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, and real estate agents. I also post interesting inspection pics regularly as I run across something on my inspections that peak my interest. Enjoy!